In the hit game of the seventh series of Serie A, AC Milan succumbed at home to Napoli. This is the first league defeat of the “Rossoneri” since January.
Before this clash, the bookmakers were giving the hosts a little more chance of winning. In the second half, however, these forecasts were distorted, as it was Luciano Spalletti’s players who took the lead thanks to Matteo Politano’s hit in the 55th minute.
Less than a quarter of an hour later, however, Olivier Giroud led to the equalization. It seemed that scoring at least one point was within reach for the reigning Italian champion.
However, this did not happen. The last word belonged to the guests, and more specifically to Giovanni Simeone, who was getting better acclimatized in the team, who determined the result of the match.
Milan’s defeat against Napoli thus ended the longest unbeaten streak among the clubs from the TOP5 of the best European leagues in the recent period. Even before the first whistle, the Scudetto defenders had 22 matches on the counter with at least one spot on their account.
For the last time, Stefan Pioli’s team had to recognize their rival’s superiority on January 17th. Then, also in the capital of Lombardy, also 1: 2, she lost to Spezia.
Then the Red and Blacks completed 15 wins and seven draws in the Italian elite.
Interestingly, the longest record without a league defeat in history in the most popular competitions belongs to Milan. In the years 1991-1993 the team from Italy died only in the 59th game in a row. Such an achievement was exalted under the leadership of Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello.